Comment | Published:

The impact of architecture on collective behaviour

Nature Ecology & Evolution volume 1, Article number: 0111 (2017) | Download Citation

Despite the obvious influence of space on interactions, constraints imposed by the built environment are seldom considered when examining collective behaviours of animals and humans. We propose an interdisciplinary path towards uncovering the impact of architecture on collective outcomes.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from $8.99

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. 1.

    Built by Animals: The Natural History of Animal Architecture (Oxford Univ. Press, 2007).

  2. 2.

    Ant Encounters: Interaction Networks and Colony Behavior (Princeton Univ. Press, 2010).

  3. 3.

    & in Team Cognition: Understanding the Factors that Drive Process and Performance (eds Salas, E. & Fiore, S. M.) 235–248 (American Psychological Association, 2004).

  4. 4.

    Biol. Lett. 11, 20150695 (2015).

  5. 5.

    , , & Ecol. Entomol. 35, 464–468 (2010).

  6. 6.

    , , , & Res. Pol. 43, 1469–1485 (2014).

  7. 7.

    et al. Nature 534, 111–114 (2016).

  8. 8.

    , , & Transport Sci. 39, 1–24 (2005).

  9. 9.

    The Overflowing Brain: Information Overload and the Limits of Working Memory (Oxford Univ. Press, 2009).

  10. 10.

    Naturwissenschaften 90, 212–219 (2003).

  11. 11.

    , , , & PLoS ONE 9, e109436 (2014).

  12. 12.

    et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 098102 (2012).

  13. 13.

    et al. Naturwissenschaften 95, 877–884 (2008).

  14. 14.

    & The Social Logic of Space (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1984).

  15. 15.

    Ecol. Entomol. 24, 222–237 (1999).

Download references

Acknowledgements

We thank the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative for funding.

Author information

Affiliations

  1. Noa Pinter-Wollman is in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.

    • Noa Pinter-Wollman
  2. Stephen M. Fiore is in the Philosophy Department and the Institute for Simulation & Training, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32826, USA.

    • Stephen M. Fiore
  3. Guy Theraulaz is at the Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale, Centre de Biologie Intégrative, UMR-CNRS 5169, Université Paul Sabatier, 31062 Toulouse Cedex 9, France.

    • Guy Theraulaz

Authors

  1. Search for Noa Pinter-Wollman in:

  2. Search for Stephen M. Fiore in:

  3. Search for Guy Theraulaz in:

Competing interests

The authors declare no competing financial interests.

Corresponding authors

Correspondence to Noa Pinter-Wollman or Stephen M. Fiore or Guy Theraulaz.

About this article

Publication history

Published

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-017-0111